Beverly Hooper

Obituary of Beverly J. Hooper

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Beverly J. “Bev” Hooper, 72, of Rensselaer, IN formerly of Star City, IN passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  She was born August 23, 1949 in Lafayette, IN to the late Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser.  Bev graduated from Star City High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1970.   On May 31, 1969, she married Layne Hooper in Pulaski, IN.   He survives. 

Bev enjoyed cooking, antiquing, and attending auctions.  She enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with her friends.  She especially enjoyed traveling to see her kids and grandkids. 

As a phenomenal cook, she could conjure warmth and love through food and baked goods.  Cakes, cookies, and large meals were a labor of love and something that was always being prepared to delight anyone lucky enough to be close when they were fully prepared. 

Bev was a kind and compassionate mother, and her children felt a special bond with her well into their adult years.  To know Beverly was to know a friend.  She could strike up a conversation with anyone, at any time, on any topic, and they were left with the warmth of her humor and kindness. 

Bev will be tremendously missed by all who were privileged enough to know her…rest peacefully Bev.


She is survived by:

Layne Hooper, Rensselaer, IN Husband

Shannon (Jennifer) Hooper, Thornton, CO Son

Trisha Giombetti, Lindenhurst, IL Daughter

Peyton Hooper, Granddaughter

Chase Hooper, Grandson

Andrea L Childs, Florida Sister


She was preceded in death by:

Lee E. and Merlene F. [Linback] Kiser, Parents


Visitation will be from 11 AM - 1 PM EDT on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Friday, June 3, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.  The VFW and Legion will conduct military honors following the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pulaski Animal Center.

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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, June 3, 2022
Frain Mortuary Winamac
305 E Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Friday, June 3, 2022
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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Beverly Hooper

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Beverly Hooper

1949 - 2022

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